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Call for Papers - "Old Rules & New Traditions: Generational Divides in Central and Eastern Europe"

13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe

Conference venue: London
Period: February 19-21, 2014
Deadline for submitting abstracts: August 16, 2013

Description of the Conference

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University College, London announced its 13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will take place in February 2014 and will discuss generational divides in Central and Eastern Europe. Generational divides with regard to rules and traditions are a recurring theme in the past and present of Central and Eastern Europe. The region has been subject to great turmoil and has undergone amultitude of changes and transformations over time. While some traditions have survived, others have been overhauled. Rules have been broken or adapted; yet each generation has also attempted to make their own rules and created new traditions. These phenomena can be observed and analysed from a variety of perspectives: historical, cultural, political, economic, social, and beyond. Therefore, 13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe welcomes papers that analyze generational divides in Central and Eastern Europe adopting various perspectives.

Eligible topics for the conference

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies looks forward to submissions that are cross-cultural, cross-national, and multi-disciplinary. Topics can include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • national identity and nation building;
  • a clash of urban and rural ways of life;
  • insiders and outsiders;
  • economic or political reform;
  • religiosity and secularism;
  • modernisation;

Particular attention will be given to papers addressing the conference theme but also other research dealing with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and the former Soviet Union are also welcome. Submissions that place these countries into an inter-regional comparative context are also encouraged.

Guidelines for submission

The conference invites applications from postgraduate students and early career researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Abstracts of up to 300 words and a CV with full contact information should be sent to postgradconference2014@gmail.com. The language of theconference is English. A selection of papers will appear in a separate conference publication.

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The School of Slavonic and East European Studies
e-mail: postgradconference2014@gmail.com
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